Accelerate your project, maximize your impact
Pick up the pace. The Acceleration program offers 6 months of intensive support aimed at maximizing your social impact and ensuring your business model has staying power. Specifically designed for changemakers, both entrepreneurs and organizations, the Acceleration takes you on a journey through a series of recurring events, targeted training modules and individual coaching sessions with our entrepreneurial innovation experts and impact leaders.
Discover the 2019 Acceleration cohort!
Thanks to a collaboration with DEL (Développement économique de l’agglomération de Longueuil), the current Acceleration cohort is made up of 9 organizations from Montreal and Longueuil.
Meet the 9 organizations of the cohort.
Pick up the pace
A made-to-measure program to boost your project and team by supporting the values that guide your actions.
Develop your soft skills as an entrepreneur
Weave the values that guide your actions and decisions into your company's development.
Build an impact-driven business model
Break down barriers to structure your business model on an innovative approach that is both economically viable and socially impactful.
Begin scaling up your model
Unleash your innovation to develop your scaling strategy and amplify your impact.
Receive support from impact leaders and connect to business networks
Benefit from our coaches’ expertise and our network of experts at every important step of your entrepreneurial support program.
Collaborate with a community of peers
Forge connections and instigate discussions to draw the best from your community.
Develop your financing strategy
Launch tailored investment strategies in cooperation with our impact finance experts.
Made-to-measure entrepreneurial support
Acceleration is a 6-month program designed to provide personalized support that is adapted to each organization’s growth objectives and activity sector.
BootcampThis two-day intensive activity provides a space for creative thinking where teams and stakeholders can come together to tackle major challenges.
Town HallTeams pitch their projects to the coaches and experts and receive constructive feedback to advance them.
Themed workshopsThese half-day training sessions are followed up with assignments on models, products, culture, leadership & collaboration, sales and growth.
DemoDay & EventsThe organizations have several opportunities to pitch their projects to select live audiences (coaches, peers and impact investors) or via various platforms.
Personalized coachingA cutting-edge coaching style. One or two coaches specialized in your activity sector, as well as any experts needed, are assigned to each team.
Ready to get started?
We strive to provide top-notch support for projects and teams that meet the following conditions:
- You are developing an entrepreneurial project with strong potential for impact and transformation in communities;
- You already have a proof of concept or a tried and true model that is ready to scale up;
- You are ready and available to commit for the duration of the program ;
- You are ready to commit to a coaching process and peer-to-peer collaboration.
Join the next Acceleration cohort!
The call for applications is now closed.
Call for applications
November 13 to December 5, 2018
November 28, 2018
Interviews and project selection
December 10 - 14, 2018
Selected projects are announced
January 7, 2019
January 21 - 22, 2019